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Winter and Holiday-themed Theatre

Watching theatre in the wintertime is one of my favourite festive activities. This is usually the only time of the year when holiday-themed plays are shown. It has become a tradition in my own life to see specific holiday shows. Every year I see A Christmas Carol, one of my personal favourites. A Christmas Carol […]

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Improvements in Mental Health through Theatre

Theatre has always been an outlet for me whenever I have felt anxious or just needed a break from life. It is similar to watching a movie. You are focused on the show and sometimes you even find yourself thinking about the show after it is finished. There are two distinct ways that theatre can […]

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Review: An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

During a time of pre-exam worries and the ever-approaching end of the semester, I decided to treat myself to an evening of letting go of all my university stress. While I normally feel guilty for canceling a night of studying during exam season, actually making time for myself and choosing to take a break was […]

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Review: Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen

Winter has come to Edinburgh. Streets are packed with pedestrians bundled in cozy coats and scarves, icy cold air turns cheeks rosy, and, most importantly, the Scottish Ballet’s The Snow Queen is playing at the Festival Theatre. There is no better way to celebrate the start of the festive season than to book tickets to […]

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‘Toodle Pip, Ip’ – Din Edin, August – An Ode to the Odes

This is a tale of two Welsh bards with whom I spent my summer, one stuck in a folkloric past, and one whose folkloric present I was able to be a part of. Perhaps a tale of bardic Welshmen and a second year English Literature student has more place in Comedy,  yet this is a story […]

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Disability and Theatre

For most people, theatre is a space of creation, community, and voice. Theatre means a neutral environment to pursue your love of creativity and finding identity. For people with disabilities, theatre is not a neutral place. There are still harmful stereotypes of disability and narrative prostheses lingering in theatre productions.  Recently, theatres are being criticised […]

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Review: Posh

Posh offers an enticing invitation into a world of extravagance, destruction, and loathsome entitlement. Prepare to enter a dining room of ten arrogant young men with a gross overabundance of alcohol, cash, and self-importance. The production welcomes its audience to witness the despicable misbehaviour of the Riot Club, an exclusive Oxford society. Theatre Paradok’s Posh […]

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A Guide to Theatre on a Budget

We are students, we are in a cost-of-living crisis, our budgets are tighter than ever before, and we still want to enhance our cultural views or at least feed our special interests in it. But how is it possible to indulge our desire for theatre when our living budget is too tight to even feed […]